The whole object of history is to enlarge the experience by imagination. . . to make us realise that humanity could be great and glorious under conditions quite different from and even contrary to our own. It is to teach us that men could achieve most profitable labour without our own division of labour. It is to teach us that men could be industrious without being industrial. It is to make us understand that there might be a world in which there was far less improvement in the transport for visiting various places, [yet] there might still be a very great improvement in the places visited.
- G.K. Chesterton
Illustrated London News,February 4, 1922
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